This week’s arts news and trending topics

What's in the headlines and what people are talking about in the arts this week.

While the art world was abuzz with WorldPride programming, it was the twin topics of cultural leadership and disrespect that most strongly resonated with our readers this week. News of a new ArtsHub writing initiative also caught your eye. Here’s what was top of your reading list:

Is it time to look more closely at cultural leadership?
Writer Samuel Cairnduff looks at new research from the UK that has scratched the surface of ingrained cultural issues, linked to a failure of leadership.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina